Jan 8, 2014
Beautiful dress that even worked for a traditional Indian/Pakistani style wedding!
Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I was so in love with this dress that even though it wasn't available in my size (2R or 2P would have been much more appropriate) for the date I needed it, I got it anyway. Since it wasn't my size, it was much longer in length and a bit wider in the bust, but the sleeves, waist and hip fit like a glove! Which is saying something since I weigh like 89 pounds. To make the dress fit I just tied a ribbon around it to pull it in and I bunched up the side and held it so I could walk properly. The effect was actually quite wonderful, the ribbon looked pretty and the length of the dress made it look like a train, and since this was a wedding it was perfect!
The lace detailing is gorgeous and the dress might look slightly darker than in the picture at night, but during the day it resembles the picture extremely accurately. The sunlight made the darker lace almost invisible and all you saw was this sheen of gold. If you get the 2L and aren't as "well endowed" up there are some people, I would seriously recommend a pushup bra or the ribbon trick, else the top will sag and since the dress is backless, the sag is extremely noticeable since there's nothing behind it to hold it up.
With the dress I wore a long purple and gold dupatta (it's like a traditional Indian/Pakistani veil) and it looked pretty awesome with the dress. The nice thing about the dress is it's gorgeous in its own right, but it can handle a great amount of color or detail on anything else you're wearing with it. The dupatta and dress never overshadowed each other and complemented each other very nicely. Especially since the dress and dupatta only "met" the day before the wedding.